Black Hills State
University employees honored - top
Black Hills State University recently hosted a reception to honor
outstanding employees and retirees.
Retirees honored at the BHSU employee reception were: Dr. Ed
Erickson, director of the E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center; Dr. Riley Chrisman, history
professor; Barbara Chrisman,
librarian and associate library science professor; Dr. Dan Peterson, sociology professor and former
chair of the department of social sciences; and Ann Chastain, staff assistant.
(See retirees story in the next issue of Campus Currents.)
Dr. James Hesson, physical education professor, was recognized as the
Distinguished Faculty member. Hesson, who was not present at the
reception because he was attending a professional conference, was cited
for his dedication and excellence in teaching, research and scholarship,
his contributions to the community and society as well as his
exceptional service to students. (See Distinguished Faculty story in the
next issue of Campus Currents.)
Several employees and departments received special awards during the
reception. (See photos below for details.)
Pins and plaques were awarded to employees recognizing their years of
service. The following employees were honored:
- 35-year award, Dr. Charles Follette, English professor;
- 30-year award, Jerry Miller, technology professor; and Hanna
Swarts, lead mail processor;
- 25-year award, Barbara Chrisman, librarian and associate library
- 20-year award, Susan Hemmingson, senior accountant; Peggy
Madrid, senior secretary; and Dr. Doug Wessel, psychology professor;
- 15-year award, Sheila Aaker, coordinator of extended services;
James Bechtold, custodial crew leader; Shirley Brownell, financial
aid assistant; Christina Couch, secretary; Sandra Dickinson, cook;
Randi Ellis, associate accounting professor; Corinne Hansen,
director of university communications; Dr. James Hesson, physical
education professor; Diane Mabey, child care coordinator; Dr. Rob
Schurrer, wellness management professor; Carolyn Skallerud, office
supervisor; and Sheryl Styles, graphic designer;
- 10-year award, Don Altmyer, associate accounting professor and
director of the Center for Economic Education; Steve Babbitt,
associate photography professor; Verona Beguin, assistant business
professor; Dr. Ron DeBeaumont, associate economics professor and
chair of the department of accounting and economics; Ralph Hoover,
custodial worker; and Dr. Charles Lamb, associate biology professor.
||Retirees honored at the BHSU
employee reception were: Dr. Ed Erickson, director of the E.Y.
Berry Library-Learning Center, who is retiring following 33
years at BHSU; Dr. Riley Chrisman, history professor, who has
taught at BHSU for 26 years; Barbara Chrisman, librarian and
associate library science professor, who is retiring after 26
years of service, Ann Chastain, staff assistant, who retired
earlier this year after 32 years of service to BHSU; and Dr. Dan
Peterson, sociology professor and former chair of the department
of social sciences, who is retiring after 28 years at BHSU.
The staff members of
Technical Support Services received the University Area Award
for their outstanding work providing computer support for the
BHSU community. Staff members honored include: Brian Ewald,
senior computer support specialist; Mike Sparker, computer
support analyst; Richard Van Lingen, senior computer support
specialist; and Fred Nelson, computer support team leader. They
were cited for their dedication and for their efforts to provide
quick and reliable service to computer users.
||Staff members from the child
care center received the Economic Savings Award for their work
obtaining funding through grants for the child care center.
Child care staff members include: left to right, Kaylene Van
Lingen, Diane Mabey, coordinator of the center, Sandra Nauman,
Danelle Johnson, and Diane Hannah. Not pictured is Cathy
Skvicalo. Dr. Thomas Flickema, president of BHSU, presented the
award. Jane Klug (right) described the staff members’
outstanding persistence and investigative skills which resulted
in a state community block grant. The center used the grant to
relocate to a building within walking distance of the campus and
continues to provide outstanding services for children of
students, faculty and staff.
||The following BHSU employees
were honored for 20 years of service: Peggy Madrid, senior
secretary; Dr. Doug Wessel, psychology professor; and Susan
Hemmingson, senior accountant.
||Fifteen-year awards were
presented to Dr. Rob Schurrer, wellness management professor;
Corinne Hansen, director of university communications; Diane
Mabey, child care coordinator, and Sheila Aaker, coordinator of
extended services. Not pictured are: James Bechtold, custodial
crew leader; Shirley Brownell, financial aid assistant;
Christina Couch, secretary; Sandra Dickinson, cook; Randi Ellis,
associate accounting professor; Dr. James Hesson, physical
education professor; Carolyn Skallerud, office supervisor; and
Sheryl Styles, graphic designer.
||Among the employees
recognized for 10 years of service were: Verona Beguin,
assistant business professor; and Dr. Ron DeBeaumont, associate
economics professor and chair of the department of accounting
and economics. Not pictured are: Don Altmyer, associate
accounting professor and director of the Center for Economic
Education; Steve Babbitt, associate photography professor; Ralph
Hoover, custodial worker; and Dr. Charles Lamb, associate
Susan Hupp, director of student support services, received the
Student Service Award for developing and implementing a program that
helps brings success for students. Hupp was described as “an advocate
for all students who builds opportunities for all academic departments
to create student success.” She is active in student advisement and
works with students to encourage them to reach their maximum potential
in all curricular areas.
In addition to being honored for her
retirement, Barbara Chrisman also received the Outstanding University Service
Award for her work as the reference/government documents librarian as
well as serving as an associate professor. Chrisman was cited for her
work as the bibliographic instruction person, the computerized statewide
virtual-reference contact and as the supervisor of the selection of
materials for the library. Chrisman also serves as coordinator for the
Cooperative Collection for Foundation Center Grant. She was cited for
her leadership role in the library, mentoring newcomers, seeking new
expertise, and transforming the library into an institution well beyond
the resources allocated to it, according to the nominator. Chrisman also
received special recognition for 25 years of service.
A Special Committee Award was presented to Terry Palmer, custodial
worker, for his quick thinking during a medical emergency on campus.
Palmer’s actions when a co-worker suffered a heart attack while at work
resulted in prompt medical attention and a full recovery by the
||Jerry Miller, technology
professor, received recognition for 30 years of service to BHSU.
Not pictured is Hanna Swarts, lead mail processor.
Andersen and Langwell co-author
article that will be published in the American
Journal of Public Health - top
Dr. Steve Andersen, assistant professor of business and health
services administration at Black Hills State University; Kathryn
Langwell, visiting professor of business at BHSU; and Gordon Belcourt,
executive director of the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council,
co-authored an article that will be published in the American Journal
of Public Health (AJPH).
The article, “Building Healthy Tribal Nations in Montana and Wyoming
Through Collaborative Research and Development,” will be featured in the
May issue (Volume 95, Number 5, 2005) of the journal. This issue,
published in collaboration with AJPH and the Henry J. Kaiser
Family Foundation, features a collection of papers on how the United
States can more effectively meet the health care needs of American
Indians and Alaska natives.
In their article Andersen, Langwell, and Belcourt describe a
collaborative approach to decreasing health disparities affecting
Montana and Wyoming tribal nations while promoting health-protective
practices and interventions among these populations. With the support of
the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council, a consortium undertook
activities to (1) establish the research infrastructure necessary for
conducting ongoing health disparities research, (2) develop a target
research agenda that addressed tribally identified priority health
issues and tested the feasibility of interventions, (3) develop
increased research skills and cultural competency through mentoring
activities, and (4) develop effective collaborative relationships.
Funding for the research was provided by a National Center on
Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health
grant. A grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Minority Research Infrastructure Support Program provided funding for
additional consortium projects.
Andersen received his doctorate in health administration from the
Medical University of South Carolina. He has been a member of the BHSU
faculty since 2001. Langwell has a master of arts in economics from the
University of Southern California. She has been a member of the BHSU
faculty since 2003.
Many events including wacipi are
planned for Indian Awareness Week -
Center for Indian Studies at BHSU is making plans for a series of events
in honor of Indian Awareness Week, April 18-24. Events include speakers,
presentations and a wacipi (pow wow).
“America is becoming more ethnically and culturally
diverse with the passing of each day. In South Dakota and the
surrounding area the population of American Indian people is increasing
faster than any other group, creating an abundance of ethnic diversity,”
says Corrie Claussen, BHSU senior. “Knowledge and sensitivity toward
cultural diversity is a valuable asset for professors, employers,
students and employees. It is valuable for all of us to build a
framework for understanding native and non-native relations.”
BHSU has the highest proportion of Native American
students enrolled of any South Dakota Board of Regents institution.
Currently nearly 130 Native Americans attend classes at BHSU.
Claussen added that Indian Awareness Week is a great
opportunity to learn about relations between South Dakota and the nine
reservations, the sociology of families, a comparison of the
similarities and differences between Lakota star knowledge and western
astronomy and American Indian history and culture.
The week will end with the 23rd Annual Lakota Omniciye
Wacipi. A special presentation designed to introduce viewers to the
cultural meaning of the wacipi and create more understanding the
significance of the regalia is planned for Friday, April 22 at 1 p.m.
For a complete schedule of events see the schedule below.
Dr. Thomas Flickema, president of BHSU, encourages
students, faculty and staff as well as community members to attend these
“This year will mark the 23rd year in which Lakota
Omniciye and the Center for Indian Studies have sponsored their annual
wacipi (pow wow). Indian Awareness Week will have a number of cultural
sessions that will benefit students from many areas of study and enhance
the campus community's understanding of cultural diversity,” Flickema
The annual wacipi, known as one of the largest in the
region, draws participants and spectators from a wide region. Announcers
are Chris Eagle Hawk, Sr., and Jay Taken Alive. The arena director is
Whitney Rencountre, a BHSU student. The host drum is Native Thunder and
the invited drum is Bad Nation.
American Indian Awareness Week Events - April 18-24
Indian Awareness Week is dedicated to educating the
community about Indian culture with speakers, presentations at Black
Hills State University. All events are in the David B. Miller Yellow
Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room unless otherwise noted. For more
information call 642-6578.
- Monday, April 18, 6:30 p.m., “State Government
Involvement in Indian Affairs” by Roger Campbell, state director of
Tribal State Relations
- Tuesday, April 19, 6:30 p.m., “Traditional
Behaviors and Family Wellness” presented by Carol Iron Rope Herrera,
Pine Ridge Casey Family Program
- Wednesday, April 20, 6:30 p.m., “Lakota Star
Knowledge and Western Astronomy” by Albert White Hat, Lakota elder
and Dr. Dan Durben, BHSU faculty member
- Thursday, April 21, 6:30 p.m., “The History and
Culture of the Northern Arapaho” presented by the Northern Arapaho
- Friday, April 22, 1 p.m. at the Ruddell Gallery,
“Cultural Meanings of Wacipi/ Pow wow Dances & the Significance of
the Regalia” by Dr. Ronnie Theisz, BHSU faculty member, and Whitney
Rencountre, BHSU senior
- Friday, April 22, the 23rd Annual Lakota Omniciye
Wacipi begins at 5 p.m. at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness
Center Field House
- Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m., Kevin Whirlwind
Horse Memorial Run/Walk, Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center
- Saturday, April 23, Native American Alumni
Brunch, 10 a.m., Holiday Inn, Spearfish
- Saturday, April 23, the 23rd Annual Lakota
Omniciye Wacipi continues – first session begins at 1 p.m.; second
session begins at 7 p.m. at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness
Center Field House
- Saturday, April 23, Free buffalo feed, 5 p.m.,
David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Marketplace
- Sunday, April 24, the 23rd Annual Lakota Omniciye
Wacipi at noon at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center
BHSU offers lecture on how to
avoid "getting stung" by credit card fraud and identity theft
South Dakota State Attorney General Larry Long will
present “Don’t Get Stung – Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft” at
Black Hills State University Tuesday, April 19 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in
the recital hall in Clare and Josef Meier Hall.
Long will provide information to help participants
protect themselves from credit card fraud and identity theft. He says
that everyone has the tendency to believe it can only happen to someone
else, but that’s a huge risk to take when a few simple measures can help
avoid an experience that could take a lifetime to correct.
Long’s presentation, which is sponsored by the BHSU
“Keep Your Credit” Committee, is open to the public at no charge. For
more information, contact Arlene Holmes, BHSU career counselor and
internship coordinator, at 642-6219 or Larry Vrooman, BHSU disabilities
coordinator, at 642-6099.
Theatre department presents
“Eastern Standard” - top
The Black Hills State University theatre department
will stage “Eastern Standard,” Thursday, April 21; Friday, April 22; and
Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Woodburn Hall Auditorium.
“Eastern Standard” is a modern comedy by Richard
Greenberg. The play traces the experiences of four young, self-involved
New Yorkers after an altercation with a bag lady. Ultimately, they move
from disappointment to hopeful anticipation of what modern life has to
Cast members include Sean Pence, a freshman from Hot
Springs majoring in mass communications, as Stephen Wheeler; Tara
Palmer, a freshman from Las Vegas, Nev., majoring in English, as Phoebe
Kidde; Ian Vytlacil, a sophomore from Box Elder majoring in mass
communications, as Drew Paley; Sarah Baldwin a junior from Lander Wyo.,
majoring in English, as May Login; Jared Hall, a junior from Gettysburg
majoring in physical education, as Peter Kidde; and Natalie Baggs, a
freshman from Anchorage, Alaska majoring in biology, as Ellen.
For tickets call the BHSU box office at 642-6171 or
Sigma Tau Gamma raises funds
with annual waterbed sleep-a-thon -
Sigma Tau Gamma members Alex Feist, a
junior technology major from Pierre, and Seth Gregory, a freshman mass
communications major from Spearfish, sell raffle tickets from a waterbed
temporarily located on campus right outside the David B. Miller Yellow
Jacket Student Union for the 34th annual waterbed sleep-a-thon. The
group of students from Black Hills State University is selling raffle
tickets to raise funds that will be donated to the Spearfish Volunteer
Fire Department. For more information contact Patrick Fink, Sigma Tau
Gamma president, at 722-4463.
Jazz band performs
during Arts Week 2005 - top
saxophone section of the Black Hills State University jazz band performs
during a recent concert held in the recital hall in Clare and Josef
Meier Hall. The jazz band performance was a part of Arts Week 2005, an
annual celebration of the arts which features a wide variety of
concerts, art exhibits, book signing and other events on the BHSU
campus. BHSU music students will next perform at the annual spring
concert Sunday, April 24 at 2:30 p.m. in Clare and Josef Meier Hall. A
repeat performance of the concert will be held Monday, April 25 at 7:30
Committee minutes - top
The University Assessment Committee met Monday, April 11 at 1 p.m. in
the Meier Hall Conference Room.
Present were Earley, Siewert, S. Hupp, Alsup, Ellis, and D. Wessel.
Strand, Cremean, Hagerty, and Sarkar were absent.
Chair pointed out that the environmental physical science major had
been approved at the last meeting but was
left out of the minutes.
- Master of science in curriculum and instruction (MSCI)
A motion was made and seconded to approve with the suggestion to
try to move to a national standard next year. The motion passed.
- Master of science in business services management (MSBSM)
A motion was made and seconded to approve. The motion passed.
Business faculty were asked to inquire about
USD assesses their graduate business programs for future reference.
Also, next year, data and interpretation
should be based on 10 or more students.
- Wellness management
Schurrer answered questions. A motion to approve was made and
seconded. The committee is still concerned that there should be some
sort of nationally referenced measure.
A motion to approve was made and seconded. The motion passed
with the request that future reports not contain
student names. The committee also asked that the report indicate why
there is a discrepancy between the number of students graduating and
the number of students taking the exit exam. The committee praised
the idea of pre-test and post-test measures of student learning.
Exit exams for math and science education were discussed. The
committee rejected the PRAXIS 2 as the exit exam. They stated that this
test measures what high school students, not college students, should
learn, and it should be used as an assessment instrument, not as the
The committee also asked the dean of education, David Calhoon, to
work with Ben Sayler to develop an assessment plan for submission next
The committee will work via email and submit to the vice president of
academic affairs, Dean Myers, and President Flickema an executive
summary with the following recommendations:
- If a major uses a local test, the dean should make sure that the
test has been updated recently.
- Where possible, a major should use a national test.
- Deans should make sure that data does not include personal
- There should be a discussion by faculty and others about whether
or not the PRAXIS 2 should be used as an exit exam for content
- There should be a discussion of how to change the assessment
plans to include the new Board of Regents (BOR) requirements, such
as global issues, intensive writing, and the Institutional
Graduation Requirements (IGRS).
This was the last meeting of the University Assessment Committee for
announced - top
Below are program materials received in the Grants
Office, Woodburn 309, through Wednesday, April 13. For copies of the
information, contact the office at 642-6204 or email requests to
information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near
the information desk.
Energy-Related Lab Equipment Grants Announced (DoE)
The United States Department of Energy, in accordance
with its responsibility to encourage research and development in the
energy area, awards grants of used energy-related laboratory equipment.
Universities, colleges and other non-profit educational institutions of
higher learning in the United States are eligible to apply for equipment
to use in energy-oriented educational programs in the life, physical,
and environmental sciences, and in engineering. The equipment listed in
this database is available for grant; however, specific items may be
recalled for DOE use and become unavailable through the program.
Application reviews and grant awards are performed on
a first-received, first-qualified basis. A list of available equipment
and complete details on how to apply are available at
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program (NSF)
The National Science Foundation is requesting
submissions in the following CAREER areas:
- Directorate for Biological Sciences
- Directorate for Computer and Information Science
- Directorate for Education and Human Resources
- Directorate for Engineering
- Directorate for Geosciences
- Directorate for Mathematical and Physical
- Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic
- Office of Polar Programs
CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development
(CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National
Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of the early
career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most
effectively integrate research and education within the context of the
mission of their organization. Such activities should build a firm
foundation for a lifetime of integrated contributions to research and
education. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior
faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially
encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and
persons with disabilities to apply.
PECASE: Each year NSF selects nominees for the
Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
from among the most meritorious new CAREER awardees. The PECASE program
recognizes outstanding scientists and engineers who, early in their
careers, show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of
knowledge. This Presidential Award is the highest honor bestowed by the
United States Government on scientists and engineers beginning their
Full proposal deadline(s) for 2005 awards are as
- July 19: BIO, CISE, HER;
- July 20: ENG;
- July 21: GEO, MPS, SBE, OPP.
The full announcement is available at
Research Initiation Grants and Career Advancement
Awards to Broaden Participation in the Biological Sciences (NSF)
The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) at the
National Science Foundation offers two funding opportunities under this
solicitation 1) Research Initiation Grants (RIG) and 2) Career
Advancement Awards (CAA), with the goal of broadening the participation
of scientists from groups underrepresented in the biological sciences in
the U.S. These activities seek to promote the development and retention
of scientists from underrepresented groups and to increase the numbers
of such individuals that serve as role models for the scientific
workforce of the future. A specific goal is to increase the number of
research proposals submitted to NSF by individuals from groups currently
underrepresented in the biological sciences as well as from scientists
at minority serving institutions so they can become actively and
competitively engaged in research as independent investigators and, by
so doing, create new research opportunities for students from
underrepresented groups. Areas of focus include the Division of
Environmental Biology, Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences,
Division of Biological Infrastructure, and the Division of Integrative
Deadline: July 5. See
www.nsf.gov/pubs/2005/nsf05581/nsf05581.txt to review the complete
Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through
Three clusters within the National Science
Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Environmental Biology (the Ecological
Biology, Ecosystem Science, and the Population and Evolutionary
Processes clusters) encourage the submission of proposals aimed at
synthesizing a body of related research projects conducted by a single
individual or group of investigators over an extended period. OPUS
proposals will often be appropriately submitted in mid-to-late career,
but will also be appropriate early enough in a career to produce unique,
integrated insight useful both to the scientific community and to the
development of the investigator's future work. In cases where multiple
scientists have worked collaboratively, an OPUS award will provide
support for collaboration on a synthesis. OPUS awards will facilitate
critical synthesis, and do so in a way that will acknowledge the
prestige of this important component of scientific scholarship.
Deadline: July 9. Details are available at
Fish Passage Cooperative Agreements Available (DoI)
The Department of Interior, U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Service (FWS), Fisheries & Habitat Conservation announce Fish Passage, a
voluntary program that reconnects fish species to historic habitats.
Project funding is for fish passage restoration by removing or bypassing
barriers to fish movement. Primary project types include dam removal,
culvert renovation, designing and installing fishways, installing fish
screens, and barrier inventories to identify additional fish passage
impediments. Project proposals requested between $1,000.00 and
$50,000.00 are most attractive. There is no required match; however a
50% cost share is highly encouraged. Project ranking criteria include;
ecological benefits for federal trust species, minimum costs to the
service for operation and maintenance, permanence of fish passage
benefits, current scientific knowledge and proven technology, evidence
the greatest number of partners, longest duration of agreements for
operation and maintenance, maximum in matching fund contributions, and
address objectives outlined in approved management plans. Projects must
comply with all applicable federal, state, tribal, and local
regulations. Fish passage projects are not eligible for funding if they
are for any Federal or State mitigation. Fish Passage projects are not
eligible for funding if fish passage is a condition provided by existing
Federal or State regulatory programs.
Deadline: There is no application due date.
Project proposals are accepted continuously. Proposals are held in a FWS
database until the project is funded or no longer viable. There is no
formal announcement. For more information see
FY '05 Source Reduction Assistance Program (EPA)
Eight of the EPA's ten Regional Pollution Prevention
(P2) Program offices expect to have approximately $163,000 available,
per region, available in fiscal year 2005, to fund projects supporting
source reduction, pollution prevention and/or resource conservation
activities. In order to achieve regional and preferably, national
impact, scale-up of past successful projects, consistent with
state/tribal and regional priorities, is strongly encouraged for grant
applicants in FY 2005. Each region will have the flexibility of
selecting at least one project, which demonstrates scale-up. Also, in
compliance with a new EPA Policy Order: 5700.7, applicants are now
required to address either outcome or output environmental measurements
in their pre-proposals or applications. The term "outcome" means the
result, effect or consequence that will occur from carrying out an
environmental program or activity that is related to an environmental or
programmatic goal or objective. Outcomes may be environmental,
behavioral, health-related or programmatic in nature but must be
quantitative. The term "output" refers to an environmental activity or
effort and associated work product related to an environmental goal or
objective, that will be produced or provided over a period of time or by
a specified date. Outputs may be quantitative or qualitative but must be
measurable during the assistance agreement funding period.
Region 8 Project Objectives: Listed below are
the projects that Region 8 (which includes South Dakota) will consider
through the Source Reduction Assistance Program. Any proposed projects
submitted outside of what is listed by the region will be rejected.
- Pollution prevention and environmental management
- Source reduction and recycling
- Energy Star/energy efficiency
- Pollution prevention projects of interest to
states, regions and/or federally recognized tribal governments
- Continuing development of EPA Region 8 expertise
in preventive approaches, innovative technologies and sustainability
Deadline: Region 8 applications are due by May
20. The full announcement, including contact information, can be found
grants available - top
The Instructional Improvement Committee (IIC) encourages, through
monetary grants, the application of existing knowledge to specific
teaching situations to improve the quality of instruction at BHSU.
Any full-time faculty member, full-time adjunct faculty, or other
full-time staff member engaged in student instruction may apply for
grant funds administered by the committee. Grant funding will normally
be available up to a maximum of $1,000 per project. Priority will be
given to projects that will have a broad-based, visible, continuing
impact of instruction across faculty members and/or disciplines. Funds
are available for development of materials and methods to improve
teaching and learning, equipment to enhance teaching and learning,
travel to conferences or workshops which enhance teaching and learning,
and bringing consulting lecturers and teaching specialists to campus to
offer presentations to and/or with faculty and teaching-support staff at
Faculty members who apply for grants to support travel to a
conference or workshop are limited to receiving no more than one grant
every three years. In the other categories, priority will be given to
those who have not received an IIC grant in the last academic year.
Proposals for grant funding will be reviewed by the IIC on a monthly
basis. Proposals will be accepted through Wednesday, April 20 for review
at the final meeting of this academic year. Please note the committee is
no longer accepting requests for faculty course release.
Twelve copies of your proposal should be submitted to the Grants and
Special Projects Office in Woodburn 309 – Unit 9504. Proposals must
consist of the proposal and budget outlines following the specified
format available on the grants and special projects
Faculty research funds
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The Faculty Research Committee has funds remaining for the fiscal
year. Proposal forms are available at the Grants Office or on their
It is anticipated that successful applicants will request support for
research equipment, travel to research sites, or research support for
the production of creative work. Preference is given to new applicants,
particularly in the areas of education, business, social sciences and
The committee reviews proposals on an ongoing basis. Applications to
be considered at the final meeting of this academic year need to be
submitted to the Grants Office, Woodburn 309, by Wednesday, April 20.
Applicants are encouraged to review submission requirements, and to
contact the committee members for advice prior to completing their
proposals. Submit 12 copies of your proposal for consideration.
Committee members are John Alsup, Dan Bergey, Earl Chrysler, Dorothy
Fuller, Vincent King, Raju Ramaswamy, Shane Sarver, Rob Schurrer, and
Kathleen Parrow, chair.